Glenda Flanagan

Executive Vice President & Senior Advisor

Glenda Flanagan is Executive Vice President and Senior Advisor of Whole Foods Market.  She joined the company in 1988 as CFO and remained in that position for over 28 years until May 2017, when she transitioned to her current role. 

During her tenure she has supported the company’s growth from six stores in the late 1980s through its IPO in 1992, to approximately 500 stores and more than 89,000 Team Members in 2019.  In February 2015, FORTUNE magazine cited her as the longest-sitting CFO among the then 58 women CFOs at Fortune 500 companies. 

Flanagan currently serves as a director on the boards of the three foundations founded and sponsored by Whole Foods Market:  Whole Planet Foundation, Whole Cities Foundation and Whole Kids Foundation.  Additionally, she is a member of the board of directors of two publicly-traded companies: Detroit-based Credit Acceptance Corporation (since 2004) and San Francisco-based Fit Bit, Inc. (since 2016).  

Flanagan is an avid soccer and tennis player and enjoys spending time in the countryside.  She has a son and a daughter who are both married, and a brand new beautiful granddaughter. 


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